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loblaws - hot prepared foods - discount

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May 26, 2006
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loblaws - hot prepared foods - discount

hey guys,

just wondering if there is a set time when they mark down their hot food items.
the other day i went and got some chicken nuggets and the lady stuck on a 50% sticker, pleasant surprise :)

is there a rule or standard in place as to when/if items will be marked down?
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My guess is 1 hr before closing. I have seen them marking down bread at that time.

I'm told by a shopping guru on Chow, that meat is marked down at 9 AM.
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At the majority of Loblaws, the hot food counter closes at 9pm. It's YMMV but most locations set the discount on average 15 minutes before closing the hot food counter.
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Probably when the food is too cold to consider it hot and when it's too close to closing time to reheat it.
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I know one Superstore I go to they do not discount the bbq chickens but at the end of the day I would see them just cover the station with some kind of blanket and leave it overnight.

I never see other stores do that.
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Metro has dinner special nights, they have lured me atleast for Tuesday evenings with their Mammoth BBQ whole chicken at only 6.99. The Metro I go to makes a good bird, and there is meat left over for a sandwich for the both of us for our Wednesday lunch.

Loblaw in my opinion are missing the market while Metro, Longos, have theme dinner nights.
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The Loblaws at Empress Walk used to do this, I think around 8:30pm. However they stopped a few years ago because I think they noticed too many people hanging around just waiting for the 50% stickers. Getting a mammoth 1kg bbq chicken for $5 was pretty hot.

I also remember I was going to buy a rack of ribs, regular price was like $16 but it had the 50% sticker so it was tempting. I didn't buy it and it was near the end of the day... then I saw an employee pick up the ribs I was looking at, and immediately dumping it straight into the garbage bin. Such a waste of perfectly good food!
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One evening I was at Loblaw and their was an announcement on the P.A. system that the chicken had just been reduced. This was around 7, a couple hours before closing. Wal Mart used to discount them, but they realised that the associates woud swipe for their break only to buy it.
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